About

 

Katharina Kraus is a fine jewellery designer, maker and curator from Munich, Germany. After graduating with a masters in jewellery design from London’s Central Saint Martins, she launched her first jewellery line in 2018. Exhibitions in London, Milan, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro quickly followed. Katharina has recently been nominated as Young Jewellery Designer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards. Her next exhibition, following Shine 2020, is at NYC Jewellery Week 2020. 

 

 

Her gemstone centred aesthetic has evolved from delicate wirework set with tiny garnets and sapphires, to the colourful custom-cut gemstones she is now known for. Katharina finds inspiration in the moment bright sunlight is reflected on a tall building and the angled shadows of a narrow street in the late afternoon.  Her jewels are thoughtful gemstone arrangements, from hand-carved grey agate with a deep golden shimmer, to iridescent blue labradorite and rainbow-like moonstone.

 

 

 


Exhibitions

NEAR AND ELSEWHRE |  NYC Jewelery Week 2020 | 16. – 22. November 2020

SHINE 2020 |  The Goldsmiths’ Centre | London | 18. September – 22. December 2020

“Schmuckconnection” Studio Elisabeth Habig | Vienna | 22. June - 04. July 2020

“WHERE I DRAW THE LINE” Munich Jewellery Week | Munich | 11. - 14. March 2020

“200 Brincos” Galeria Alice Floriano | Porto Alegre | Brazil | 19. November 2019

“IN FLUX” Milano Jewellery Week | Milan | 24. – 27. October 2019

“NAU II” Galeria Alice Floriano | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro | Brazil | June 2019

“Gem altheiology” Ame Gallery | Hong Kong | China | May - June 2019

“NAU” Galeria Alice Floriano | Porto Alegre | Brazil | May - June 2019

“IN FLUX” Munich Jewellery Week | Munich | 12. - 16. March 2019

Craft & Design Council at Goldsmiths’ Hall | London | 26. February – 01. March 2019

Milan Fashion Week - Artistar | Milan | 19. – 24. February 2019

Bright Young Gems - IJL 2018 | London | 02. - 04. September 2018

CSM - Degree Show | London | 19.- 24. June 2018